Alumni Reunions and Events

Upcoming Events

1960s and 1970s Reunion

A reunion for alumni of the 1960s and 1970s is being arranged by former students Foster Edwards (Agriculture, 1971) and Brian Charnley (Arts, 1969), to be held in Bangor on 9-11th April 2021. All alumni from this era are welcome to attend! Please email for further details and to book your place.

Recent Events

An Evening with Sir Damon Buffini and William Lewis

Bangor University Alumni, Honorary Fellows and guests enjoyed an evening in the beautiful Gladstone Library of the National Liberal Club, Whitehall, London on 27 November 2019.

A reunion over drinks and canapés was followed by a conversation between Sir Damon Buffini, Founding Partner of Permira and Chair of the Royal National Theatre, and William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones & Company and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal. They discussed the impending election, Brexit and the arts in a lively conversation, followed by questions from the audience.

The evening was presented by the University’s Alumni Advisory Board, and we especially thank alumnus Jonathan Wright (Social Policy & Criminology, 1999) for his help in securing such great speakers.

See our gallery of photos from the evening.

Dennis Crisp Memorial Lecture

Alumna Prof. Sandra Shumway (Marine Biology PhD, 1977) delivered this year’s Dennis Crisp Memorial Lecture on Friday, 15th November 2019 in Pontio.

Prof. Crisp (1916-1990) developed Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences and this lecture series sees his PhD students return to their alma mater to present on topics that were influenced and inspired by him. Professor Shumway, Research Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut and one of the world's leading authorities on shellfish biology, shared her memories of Prof. Crisp and reflected on the academic journey she’s taken through his influence.

A reunion was held following the lecture, attended by alumni, staff, students and members of Dennis Crisp’s family. It was a great evening!

National Eisteddfod of Wales Alumni Reunion, Llanrwst, 7th August 2019

There was another great turn out for the annual alumni reunion at the National Eisteddfod this year. Alumni gathered on the Bangor University stand to hear from Prof. Jerry Hunter about the Welsh provision at the University and from Lleucu Myrddin, this year's UMCB President. See you next year!

St Mary's College 40 Year Reunion

A group of 30 alumni returned to Bangor last weekend to celebrate 40 years since they graduated from St Mary’s College. The reunion, organised by Andrea Witts (nee Hopes), included a tour of the St. Mary’s site led by current students and a reunion dinner in the Main University Building. We were delighted to welcome them back to mark their anniversary!

University Events

Bangor University holds a number of lectures and events throughout the year which are open to members of the public. See all of the University’s forthcoming public events.